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Well today, Easter Monday, was a good day and our luck is seeming to have turned a corner for the better and all at the right time. My husband, Dan, who has been unemployed since last March, accepted a job offer today!! It is the good news we’ve been waiting for and I can’t help but think of my favorite quote, “Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” I say this because if my husband hadn’t lost his job last year, we wouldn’t have gotten pregnant (and miscarried) in February (I won’t go into details but the time off allowed us to fix some fertility issues) and who knows when it would have been when I would have found the cancer (since the pregnancy led to the spread and subsequent diagnosis after the miscarriage). Just remember, everything happens for a reason and everything is meant to be. Those things that appear to be bad at the time (like Dan losing his job and me miscarrying) have a reason for being as they are and you will see eventually that this is true and a blessing in disguise with a purpose.
Regarding my health, the past few days have been great and I’m feeling 100% back to normal except for a lingering cold but the sore throat, tiredness and other side effects are mostly gone (at least until next Wednesday). I’m back at work and doing great. I’ve worked out a schedule with my work for my treatments and they’ve been very supportive. I’m lucky to work for such a great company and with such great people.
Thanks again for everyone’s messages. A lot of people have said they have learned a lot from my blog so I’m very glad about that. I didn’t directly intend for it to be educational so I’m glad it turned out that way. I just hope that it is educational enough to possibly make a difference for someone someday (if necessary). I’ve also received messages from friends of friends, my sister’s friends, my parent’s friends, my friends’ parents, etc. The outreach is so amazing and everyone has been so kind. I am so glad to know that my friends and family have such great friends themselves in their own lives as well.
I added a couple pages to the left (last three) if you haven’t checked those out yet. I also added a lesson learned (#4) that’s pretty crazy (I think).
I have my next round of Herceptin on Wednesday and have a surgery on Friday to have the IV port implanted. Recovery time will just be 2-3 days. This week is supposed to be the week I lose my hair. Not too excited about that. I guess it’ll make things seem more real. Nina and I were talking yesterday about how everything just doesn’t seem real. I guess it may never. Call it denial or call it thinking positive, not sure which it is but it is what it is I guess.